Student Life

Student Government

Associated Student Government of Copper Mountain (ASCMC)

The Associated Student Government of Copper Mountain College endeavors to reflect and represent the undergraduate opinion, to help organize and coordinate programs of co-curricular and extracurricular nature, to cooperate effectively with the faculty and administration in the areas of common interest to all as a college community.


ASCMC Advisor
Jeff Drozd,


PRESIDENT – Leila Smith

VICE PRESIDENT – Joseph Newton-Candelaria


TREASURER – Jeordyn Diesel

STUDENT TRUSTEE – Steve O’Donoghue

AMBASSADOR – Kristian Murin-Nies

SENATOR – Tiffany Aflaki

SENATOR – Nicky Barraza

SENATOR – Jeordyn Diesel

SENATOR – Joshua Heard


All CMC Student Clubs

The Club mission statement:

Be a voice for all CMC students in eliminating barriers of attitude, architecture and communication, raising awareness and education about disabilities and disability issues for the betterment of Copper Mountain College and the community.


Students with ABILITIES

The Students with Abilities Club, which has been in existence since the 1999-2000 school year, is made up of students with and without disabilities.  Each year for the past decade, the club has raised funds through bake sales, recycling, and other activities to send children to Camp Forrest, the summer camp sponsored by Angel View Crippled Children’s Foundation, and to fund full-time and part-time scholarships for students at Copper Mountain College.  Also, in large part due to the efforts of students in the club, the safety and accessibility of the campus have been improved.  Part of the mission of the club is to raise awareness and to educate people about disabilities.  Club members are highly visible participants in CMC Student Government Association, serve as college ambassadors, and participate in community events.  In addition, the club has sponsored several highly effective awareness-raising events.
The Club meets the first and third Wednesday of the month in Bruce’s Place at the college from 11:45 am to  12:45 pm.  We discuss club business and ways to improve the club as well as the campus.  EVERYONE is welcome.


President: Jenn De Falco,

Faculty Advisor:

ASL Club

President: AnnMarie Gioscio,

Advisor: Heidi Pieper, hpieper@cmccd.ed

Auto Club

The Auto Club is open to all students interested in participating in activities that support and promote the Automotive Program at CMC.

President: Maria Gutier

Advisor: Professor Paul Friedt

Fire Technology Club

President: Shane De Falco,

Advisor: James Brakebill,

Gaming Club


Every Thursday, the Gaming Club will be host a cohesive social climate amidst fellow students with the goal of enjoying the company of others, and the potential to make new lasting friendships! To become a member, simply attend two meetings as per the days shown below.

This semester and beyond we will strive towards the following goals:

    • TESPA esports sponsorship, and more!
    • Collaborative Tournaments with other clubs on campus.
    • Raising funds to further the club’s activity options.
    • Game Agnostic options for anyone interested in having fun. People are encouraged to bring their own games as well!

Anything up to PG-13 rated games are allowed (others will have to go through an approval process, see below statement.)

Club activities start at 9 or 10 am in the Student Activity Center and end at 6 pm.

Meetings start at 3 pm in the Student Activity Center.

Club Officers

Club Founder/President:  Henry Sandfer 
Vice President/ICC Representative: Vacant
Secretary:  Kaitlyn McAllen
Treasurer: Richard Tutchenhaggen
Ambassador/ASCMC Representative: Vacant

Club Advisor: Mike Danza, Professor in Sociology

Note: Only games rated PG-13 [T for Teen] are usually permitted. Consult our Master Gaming List for games over this rating that have been made permissible for play or not by the ASCMC (Associated Students of Copper Mountain College) last year. New submissions for review to be added to the Master Gaming List will be overseen by Jolie Alpin in the Presidents Office as voted on by the ASCMC with our approved Fall 2018 charter. If you would like to request your game be allowed to be played in the Student Activity Center, email Henry Sandfer . Make sure to provide supporting evidence to your claim that the game should be permissible to play in the Student Activity Center.

Literary Arts Club


President: Jenn De Falco,

Vice President:



Advisor: Dr. David Norton,

Paranormal Society a CMC student club

logo for the paranormal society a student club


We are the Paranormal Society of CMC.

We are a newest CMC club devoted to discussing, analyzing, and investigating the realms of cryptids, extraterrestrials, and the paranormal. We meet up, chat, have fun, and share stories. We would love for all students to join us!

Use ghost hunting equipment to hunt and explore.

We have some pretty exciting plans for the semester and can’t wait to kick things off! We meet up every Monday evenings at 7 pm via Zoom. The Zoom link is sent out the day of the meeting, so if you would like to attend, please email our President Nicky Barraza or our Treasurer Joseph Newton-Candelaria for more info.

Some of the fun things we have in store this year will be to:

  • Explore haunted and active paranormal sites local to the Morongo Basin.
  • Create memorable and never before seen events for the public and students!
  • Form friendships and comradery
  • Venture out on field trips and have expert guest speakers

Club Officers

Club President: Nicky Barraza
Vice President: Joseph Newton-Candelaria (acting only)
Secretary: Nicky Barraza (acting only)
Founder/Treasurer: Joseph Newton-Candelaria
Ambassador/ASCMC Representative: Vacant

Club Advisor: Amber Fratini| EOPS/CARE/CalWORKs & Foster Youth Counselor


Phi Theta Kappa: Beta Rho Pi

informational flyer about the honor society club PTK

Student Veterans of Copper Mountain College

photo of veterans booth during club dayStudent Veterans of Copper Mountain College (SVCMC) invite all student Veterans and active duty military to stop by Bud & Betty’s Place for Veterans, Located in the 300 Quad opposite Bruce’s Place.

To learn more about the SVCMC stop by and speak with one of the members or talk to Veterans Services at 760.366.3791 ext. 5813 or email

photo of student veteran in fire fighter gear on rock climbing wall